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The Objectified Body Consciousness Scale
Using feminist theory about the social construction of the female body, a scale was developed and validated to measure objectified body consciousness (OBC) in young women (N = 502) and middle-agedExpand
The gender similarities hypothesis.
  • J. Hyde
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • The American psychologist
  • 1 September 2005
Results from a review of 46 meta-analyses support the gender similarities hypothesis, which holds that males and females are similar on most, but not all, psychological variables. Expand
The Science of Sex Differences in Science and Mathematics
It is concluded that early experience, biological factors, educational policy, and cultural context affect the number of women and men who pursue advanced study in science and math and that these effects add and interact in complex ways. Expand
The role of the media in body image concerns among women: a meta-analysis of experimental and correlational studies.
The findings support the notion that exposure to media images depicting the thin-ideal body is related to body image concerns for women. Expand
Gender differences in mathematics performance: a meta-analysis.
It is concluded that gender differences in mathematics performance are small, and the lower performance of women in problem solving that is evident in high school requires attention. Expand
Cross-national patterns of gender differences in mathematics: a meta-analysis.
Gender equity in school enrollment, women's share of research jobs, and women's parliamentary representation were the most powerful predictors of cross-national variability in gender gaps in math. Expand
Gender differences in verbal ability: A meta-analysis.
Many regard gender differences in verbal ability to be one of the well-established findings in psychology. To reassess this belief. Y.'C located 165 studies that reported data on gender differencesExpand
Women, men, work, and family. An expansionist theory.
The authors attempt to fill this theoretical gap by reviewing the research literature and articulating an expansionist theory of gender, work, and family that includes four empirically derived and empirically testable principles better matched to today's realities. Expand
Gender differences in self-esteem: a meta-analysis.
Evidence is provided that males score higher on standard measures of global self-esteem than females, but the difference is small, and potential reasons for the small yet consistent effect size are discussed. Expand
Ethnicity and body dissatisfaction among women in the United States: a meta-analysis.
The findings directly challenge the belief that there are large differences in dissatisfaction between White and all non-White women and suggest that body dissatisfaction may not be the golden girl problem promoted in the literature. Expand